Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Dress- c/o
Tights- via Hautelook
Boots- Spring

As soon as the cold weather hit I've been living in leggings and sweaters or dresses (or sweater dresses!)...I guess you could call it my cold weather uniform.  Or maybe it's my pregnancy uniform.
Unfortunately that "uniform" can get quite boring (repetitive) so it's nice to throw in something shiny every now and then.  This dress (which is actually supposed to be a shirt...more on that later) from eShakti is perfect for my current "lifestyle"'s comfortable, works well with leggings...and YAY, it's not boring!
I have quite a few pieces from eShakti now, and I love every one of them.  The reason they're always such a hit is because they have customizable options.  The dress is supposed to be a top, but I had the length changed so that it would hit mid-thigh...I figured that since I'm living in leggings, it would make the most sense to order something that will cover my behind!

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Oh Baby!

I suppose it's time for another blog post, considering it's been over a month!!  I'm almost starting to forget how blogging actually know, the editing of pictures, and all the other time consuming details...which could be a big reason why it's been over a month!
Or maybe this is why....
I actually started writing this post back in September, a few days after I found out baby #3 was on the way...mostly because I didn't want to forget how it all happened.
 We were staying at my In-Laws house and suddenly I was so tired all the time.  Just two days earlier I had been heaving 85lb bricks onto pallets, and the next I could hardly keep my eyes open.
 At one point everyone else was working outside, but I stayed in so Blake could have a nap.  I ended up sleeping in the room with him, but set my alarm so I'd wake up before the others got back inside....sneaky right? haha
Another day I was supposed to be keeping an eye on Vyla while my mother-in-law did some office work (she said something like "I need to get some things done, so I can't have Vyla in here right now").  I ended up falling asleep on the couch and when I woke up Vyla was in the office playing on the floor while my MIL worked on things...oops!!
We can laugh about it all now...but at the time I felt so horrible for being quite "lazy".

If you like my page on Facebook then you've already seen the video of my Inlaws and Vyla finding out the news...and if you haven't, you should check it out!!

So there you have it...Baby # 3 is due June 1...2015's going to be a good year!

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Awesome Advents!

I was randomly browsing around online the other day, and I came across some awesome and unique Advent Calendars.  
The two most common types of Advents I found this year (aside from chocolate, of course) were beauty products for women, and toys for kids.  I know for myself that it would be pretty exciting to open a new beauty product for the 24 days of December leading up to Christmas and I know that my kids would love a new toy everyday....but they probably don't need that many toys!! 
With advent calendars like these you could almost skip the "real" presents!  

For The Beauty Junkie

For The Kids

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Getting My Craft On

I know I haven't been "actively" blogging much lately, but I have been actively DIYing!

Here are some Instagram shots of what I've been up to lately!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Freedom Over Here

Jacket- Wilsons Leather (similar)
T-Shirt- Nordstrom Rack
Jeans- Nordstrom Rack
Shoes- Winners

Wow it's been awhile....and ummm...these pictures are like a month old?!  Yellow leaves are no where to been seen...but white snow and grey earth is everywhere...ugh!
Anyways, maybe I should address the fact that I've been a bad blogger....or not!
I read an article a few days ago about the "death" of fashion maybe that's what's happening over here...or maybe it's just that I'm a Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend...the list goes on...and no where does that list include "Blogger".
So...that means I will post when I want to...and not because I think I need to.  It's like freedom over here! haha

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Make It Monday: Embellished Dollar Store Box Purse

 A few months ago Brianna and I got together and made a few fashion DIY' we were shopping for supplies for different projects, we came across these small wooden boxes and decided they would make perfect embellished bags.
We had so many different ideas on how to embellish them...but of course we only bought one box each (I bought one for Vyla to decorate as well).
For my box I covered it in fabric, added some dollar store (scrapbooking) rhinestone stickers, trimmed it with sequins, and used a rope for the shoulder strap.
Some other ideas we had included; deco-paging on comic book pages or covering it with fake flowers....maybe next time!

Materials and Supplies
-Wood Box with Clasp
-Mod Podge
Weatherproof Finishing Spray
-Foam Brush
-exacto Knife
-Assorted Embellishments
-Strong Glue (if embellishments require glue)
-Rope for Shoulder Strap (or Chain)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Make It Monday: DIY Bug Shoe Clips

A few weeks ago I was going through some of my craft supplies and I came across these bugs that I had intended on using in a necklace...that obviously never happened!  I quickly realized that they would be perfect for some fun(ky) shoe clips...and it just so happened that I had all my shoe clip supplies still out from making my butterfly shoe clips.
I know that Halloween is just around the corner...which means it's the perfect time to get a little buggy...but there's really no need to reserve these just for Halloween.  I certainly won't be!
 Materials and Supplies
-Nail Polish
-Plastic Bugs
-Strong Glue (I like Superglue or E6000®)
-Shoe Clips


1.  Use nail polish to paint the bugs.  I like using rich sophisticated metallic colours...because of course I gotta keep my bugs classy (haha!)
2.  Glue your shoe clips onto the back of the bug.
Let them dry, and you're all done!
Clip them on the toes...
...or on the backs of your shoes!
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sewing Sunday: Little Fixes Book Review

Anyone who has kids already knows that kids can go through an insane amount of clothing in a small period of time.  Whether it be caused by a growth spurt, worn knees from crawling around on the floor, or messy eating induced stains, my kidlets are always needing new clothes!
This is where the new DIY book Little Fixes by Disney Powless (of the blog Ruffles and Stuff) is going to come in handy!  This book features 54 projects meant to extend the life of your child's clothes.
Both my children are tall and slim, so by the time their pants fit in the waist they are much too short in the legs.  Little Fixes has a solution for that!
I was not at all expecting to love this book so much.  I'm a pretty creative person, so I thought I "knew it all" already...but there are so many ideas in this book that I would of never thought to try.
As soon as we get home I plan to lengthen a few pairs of Blake's pants, and I'm also going to turn a few of Vyla's too short shirts into dresses...all ideas thanks to this book!

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Fashion Friday: Crazy Beads

Blouse- Winners
Jeans- Joe's
Shoes- Tory Burch (I can't find them anywhere online!)

I found these Tory Burch sandals on clearance at Nordstrom Rack for under $100, so of course I jumped all over that!  
Shoes are my weakness, but I've come to a point in life where I can't just buy every pair of shoes that I love...but I have a hard time saying no to a great pair of statement heels!
Don't be surprised if you find me DIYing a similar pair in the near future!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Free Online Workouts

This week I thought I would share some of the free online workouts I've done in the past month.
For the most part I stick to the workouts I've made up for myself (or go for a run) but every now and then it's nice to have someone else do the "thinking" for me, and it's also a great way to learn and try new moves!

One Day I did this 25 minute Jillian Michaels kettlebell workout along with this 10 minute arm workout.

Another day I did this 40 minute full body workout.

And on Sunday I did a few different workouts from this compilation.  I tried a few of the barrĂ© videos, because that is one fitness "trend" I had yet to try!

I'm still away on holidays (am I ever going to get home?!?) so it's nice to be able to find some equipment free workouts (only the last link mentioned was equipment free) online that I can watch from my laptop!

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